By this time of the year, you are probably sick of seeing plaid everywhere you look. You might even have a "plaid hangover", so to speak! But maybe not. There is definitely something that is very enticing about plaid; to me, its appeal honestly lasts throughout the year and not just for a couple months. Last week I shared my musings on how some plaid is only appropriate for the holidays, but I've realized that you can never have enough plaid in your closet. Case in point: I bought this plaid shirt a few days before Christmas, after I already had more than my fill of plaid, and although I already own quite a few plaid shirts, some even with a similar color scheme, I really liked the ruffle details on this shirt.
I tried to do something a little bit different with this traditional plaid print by playing up the bright colors in the plaid through a cobalt blue skirt and my new neon green bag. Picking out colors other than red and green that can be found in the plaid print is a good way to make an article of plaid clothing that seems very holiday specific last throughout the winter.
Even though I am sharing my thoughts on how to wear this plaid shirt after Christmas, I actually wore this outfit on Christmas Eve. My husband and I have a tradition
where we eat Christmas Eve lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. As
my husband pointed out, it's not really a tradition because we only started it last year, but I am convinced that if we do it again next year it can officially be considered a tradition, as three times should most definitely qualify something as a tradition. Perhaps I will wear this shirt again next year too and make that a tradition as well.
Shirt: Banana Republic same style, different plaid
Skirt: J. Crew here
Belt: Target here
Shoes: Kate Spade similar here
Bag: Coach similar style here
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses